Day 1 — Wednesday 22nd May
Tribeton — 1-3 Merchants Rd, Galway, Ireland | Map here
This large event venue and restaurant, housed in a former factory, will be the backdrop for our opening evening. Tribeton will host our check-in and welcome on Wednesday afternoon, as well as a programme of opening speakers, an artistic presentation, and an “Irish feast” before heading out to the street for the opening performance.
Tribeton is easily accessible by foot from within Galway city centre, the NUIG campus, and the House Hotel. From Nox Hotel, it’s either a 30 minute walk or 10 minutes by shuttle bus. From Travelodge, a 20 minute walk or a 15 minute bus ride. For details on accommodation options in Galway, see below.
Day 2 — Thursday 23rd May
Inis Oírr — Aran Islands, Galway, Ireland | Map here
The Aran Islands are 3 rocky isles guarding the mouth of Galway Bay, off the western coast of Ireland. Inis Oírr is the smallest and innermost of the archipelago, with only 250 inhabitants.
On Thursday we will venture together, by bus and ferry, to get to know this unique place and its people. A crucible for national identity and a preserve of Irish language, Inis Oírr is a distinctive landscape where we can draw breath and feel the transformation of place and environment on our bodies, hearts and minds.
Established in 2000 on the island of Inis Oírr, Áras Éanna is the western-most arts centre in Europe. Its facilities include a 70-seat theatre, art gallery, café, craft workshops and a studio/apartment for artistic residencies.
The centre is currently hosting Kate Boschetti and Liam Wilson, a new duo in juggling and street performance, as official artists in residence of FRESH STREET#3.
Day 3 — Friday 24th May
National University of Ireland, Galway — NUIG, University Rd, Galway, Ireland | Map here
The University is located near the centre of the city and stretches along the picturesque River Corrib. The oldest part of the university is known as the Quadrangle. Founded in 1845, NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching. NUI Galway is also the leading international centre for the study of Irish drama, theatre and performance.
FRESH STREET events will take place in several campus venues: the (located in the Concourse, also known as the Arts/Science building), (located in the Orbsen Building), some of the classrooms of the Arts and Science building and the (located in the basement of the Hardiman building).
All these venues are a short distance by foot from each other. A detailed map of the campus and its buildings can be found here. Google maps also reveals the different NUIG buildings and its named interior spaces when you zoom in closely.
Claddagh Basin, Galway — Eglington Lodge Canal Rd Upper, Galway | Map here
The Claddagh Basin is a canal basin close to the centre of Galway city, where the River Corrib meets Galway Bay. It is an integral part of Galway's industrial and transport heritage, formerly serving an important role in the infrastructure for the city's waterborne trade.
Fisheries Field, Salmon Weir Bridge, Galway — Fisheries Field, Earls Island, Galway | Map here
Fisheries Field is home to Ireland’s oldest street arts and spectacle company Macnas, beside one of the shortest and fastest flowing rivers in Europe — the River Corrib.